A Northern Plains beaded, quilled and fringed buckskin pipe bag

A Northern Plains beaded, quilled and fringed buckskin pipe bag

1800 to 1900 North America

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A Northern Plains beaded, quilled and fringed buckskin pipe bag
Circa 1850-1860

Size: Approx: 68cm long (overall)

Provenance: Recently found in an attic in Bedfordshire

The front and back of this bag are decorated in the same way with

fine glass beads on buckskin and with a cut parfleche section below

wrapped in red, purple and yellow dyed porcupine quillwork.


In spite of the general similarities between the tribes of the plains

the decorative work of each group was distinctive, although the

identifiable patters and colours changed periodically with the

assimilation of the traditional designs of other tribes and the impact

of trade goods.


On the northern plains it was the Western Sioux who developed the

widely spaced designs of abstract triangles, boxes and stepped lines

against blue or white fields of beads, such as there is on this pipe

bag.
Dimensions
Depth 68.00 cm (26.77 inches)
Medium
Buckskin and beads
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